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“Bella Luna”: a new classic

August 6th, 2015

2s copyBella Luna is a 27′ daysailer built with cold-molded construction.  She’s based on a Herreshoff Alerion with modern modifications by Chuck Paine.  Launched in the spring of 2015, this beauty will remain here on the Maine coast.

Click here for her specs and more photos.

Click here to view a time-lapse video of her construction.


Leilu is a Jewell

October 28th, 2013

14Leilu is a Francoise Vivier designed 6 meter classic wooden yawl, which we custom built for her owner in 2013.

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2010 N.G. Herreshoff Yawl “Little M”

December 31st, 2009

French & Webb was commissioned to build a reproduction of this 1926 design originally named Gee Whiz. She is a slight enlargement of NG Herreshoff’s last personal yacht Pleasure. The original 34 foot yacht is still sailing under the name of Aida.

Construction followed the 1926 drawing using traditional steam-bent frames and double planking. The yacht also has a centerboard, its engine mounted off center to starboard.

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